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October 3, 2011

Golden Eagles ranked in top 25 in both FCS polls

Following an exciting victory over Ohio Valley Conference rival UT-Martin on Saturday, the Tennessee Tech football team was recognized for its effort, being voted 21st in the Coaches poll and 23rd in the Sports Network/Fathead.com poll for the first time since 2002.

The Golden Eagles (4-1, 3-0 OVC) vaulted six spots from 27th in the Coaches poll and three spots from 26th in the Sports Network/Fathead.com poll after their 34-31 win. Both Tennessee Tech and UT-Martin were at the top of the list of teams receiving votes in the polls in the week leading up to their game.

TTU is one of just ten teams in the top 25 to have four wins this season, with its lone loss coming at Iowa on September 3. Tech is also just one of six of those schools to be undefeated in FCS play.

This marks the first time the Golden Eagles have been ranked since the preseason poll in 2002 and the first time during the regular season since November 26, 2001. 

Tech has a bye week before hosting Tennessee State on October 15. For ticket information, call 931-372-3940.

FCS Coaches Poll

Week 5 Poll - October 3, 2011

Team (No. 1 Votes) 2011 Record Points Previous Ranking
1. Georgia Southern (26) 4-0 698 1
2. Northern Iowa (2) 3-1 666 2
3. Montana State 4-0 638 4
4. Wofford 4-1 611 T6
5. North Dakota State 4-0 597 T6
6. James Madison 4-1 549 8
7. New Hampshire 3-1 516 9
8. Appalachian State 3-2 495 3
9. William & Mary 3-2 471 T10
10. Lehigh 4-1 407 14
11. Delaware 3-2 396 5
12. Jacksonville State 4-1 382 13
13. McNeese State 3-1 339 15
14. Montana 3-2 323 16
15. Sam Houston State 4-0 312 18
16. Richmond 3-2 278 T10
17. Southern Illinois 2-2 211 12
18. South Dakota 3-2 205 21
19. Indiana State 4-1 204 23
20. North Dakota 3-2 124 24
21. Tennessee Tech 4-1 84 NR
22. Southern Utah 3-2 83 19
23. Chattanooga 2-3 81 17
24. Coastal Carolina 3-1 64 NR
25. Jackson State 4-1 49 NR

Sports Network / Fathead.com Poll 

Team (First-place votes) Record Points Previous Rank
1. Georgia Southern Eagles (128) 4-0 3,878 1
2. Northern Iowa Panthers (19) 3-1 3,722 2
3. Montana State Bobcats (3) 4-1 3,521 4
4. North Dakota State Bison (7) 4-0 3,418 5
5. Wofford Terriers 3-1 3,293 8
6. New Hampshire Wildcats 3-1 3,060 7
7. James Madison Dukes 4-1 3,014 9
8. Appalachian State Mountaineers 3-2 2,648 3
9. William & Mary Tribe 3-2 2,372 11
10. Lehigh Mountain Hawks 4-1 2,322 13
11. Sam Houston State Bearkats 4-0 2,136 16
12. Jacksonville State Gamecocks 4-1 2,135 14
13. Delaware Blue Hens 3-2 2,033 6
14. Richmond Spiders 3-2 1,667 10
15. McNeese State Cowboys 3-1 1,632 18
16. Montana Grizzlies 3-2 1,446 19
17. Indiana State Sycamores 4-1 1,127 24
18. South Dakota Coyotes 3-2 1,096 21
19. Maine Black Bears 3-1 1,041 NR
20. Southern Illinois Salukis 2-2 985 12
21. Old Dominion Monarchs 4-1 658 NR
22. Southern Utah Thunderbirds 3-2 540 17
23. Tennessee Tech Golden Eagles 4-1 524 NR
24. Chattanooga Mocs 2-3 469 15
25. Towson Tigers 3-1 464 23